Vitamin E Can Also Combat Inflammation, Promote Strong Cells
DC, 29 May 2003
E, best known as an effective antioxidant, also has features that
may be even more important to your health, the Harvard Medical School
a new special health report entitled "The Benefits and Risks of
Vitamins and Minerals: What You Need to Know," Harvard experts said
Vitamin E's abilities also can include two traits that can have
"substantial cardiovascular benefits"inhibiting inflammation
and aiding the proliferation of smooth muscle cells.
that Vitamin E is among the best-studied antioxidants, the Harvard
publication said that other properties of the vitamin shouldn't
forms of Vitamin E have features that may be more important to your
health than their antioxidant activity," the special health report
said. The ability to inhibit inflammation, along with the ability
to produce muscle cells, are traits "which help prevent narrowing
of blood vessels (and) may have substantial cardiovascular benefits
even if the vitamin's antioxidant properties make no detectable
Harvard publication also reported on Vitamin E's role as one of
four fat-soluble vitamins, which are Vitamins A, D, E and K. "Without
Vitamin E, your body would have difficulty absorbing and storing
Vitamin A," which keeps cells healthy and protects vision, it said.
E "also acts as an antioxidant, a compound that helps protect the
body against damage from unstable molecules," the report said. The
four fat- soluble vitamins help "keep your eyes, skin, lungs, gastrointestinal
tract, and nervous system in good repair."
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